Participants will not be able to cancel their registrations. The Houston Marathon Committee operates with a strict No Refunds or Transfer policy. By registering for an event hosted by the Houston Marathon Committee you understand that the race entry fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. You agree if you are unable to participate in this event, for any reason, the Houston Marathon Committee will not issue any refunds. Every registrant must agree to this clause by reviewing and acknowledging the participant waiver during the registration process.
Finishers that were registered for both the 5K and marathon or half marathon will receive a third medal. The medals will be located inside the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall E, following the start of the Sunday races. After the race, please present your marathon or half marathon medal and verify your name to receive your Houston Double medal.
The Run for a Reason program is a charity campaign that happens in conjunction with the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K. Money raised through the Run for a Reason program goes to the official charities.
Runners can donate to a Chevron Houston Marathon official charity during the registration process or by visiting the Run for a Reason page.
Both participants and non-participants may create their own fundraising pages, donate to someone else’s donation page, or make a donation directly to the official charity of their choice from the Run for a Reason page. Please note that creating a fundraising page does not register you for our races.
Yes! The Run for a Reason charity program offers alternative ways to enter the marathon and half marathon races through “Heroes” charity registration and “Fundraising for Registration” options. Entries are available for a limited time for each race.
HERO entry: $350, plus the registration fee.
Fundraising for Registration (FFR) entry: Price is determined by each charity, plus the registration fee.
The best and easiest way to raise money for the Run for a Reason charity program is to create an online fundraising page. Using this page, you will be able to set a fundraising goal, email potential donors, keep track of your donations and send thank you emails.
To create your personal fundraising page, go to the Run for a Reason tab, scroll down to your preferred charity, click on their logo, then select “Become a Fundraiser” . Enter your information to complete the process and create your fundraising page.
Yes! Companies, organizations and groups that would like to support an official charity through the Run for a Reason program can do so via our Corporate Running Team or Sidewalk Squad Program. The Corporate Running Team Program is an active way to encourage wellness, team building and charitable giving within your organization and alongside other like-minded companies. By participating in the event and fundraising on behalf of an official Run for a Reason charity partner, a group of three or more team members will receive amenities that will enhance their race weekend experience. The Sidewalk Squad is a unique program that gives companies exposure in, involvement with, and recognition at Texas’ largest marathon in exchange for a tax deductible donation to one of the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason official charities.
Click here for more information about our Corporate Running Team program.
Click here for more information about our Sidewalk Squad Corporate Partner program.